Delhi being the Capital of India, is a Colourful City with History and Architectural brilliance of the Modern world finding its perfect balance. This 2 days Delhi tour promises the best sightseeing places around the city with Delhi heritage walk covering the best of this beautiful City has to offer. As you Delhi Tour Guide, it will be my aim to make sure your visit will be enjoyable and pleasant.
Let me quickly enlist the main focus points/areas of attraction in this tour.
- Red Fort
- Jama Masjid
- Gauri Shankar Mandir
- Gurudwara Shish Ganj
- Jain Temple
- Skinner's Church
- Lutyens' Delhi
- Qila Rai Pithora and Qutab Minar Complex
- Siri Fort
- Humayun's Tomb
Delhi is one of
the oldest inhabited cities of the world and has been the
capital seven different times, the first was in the 12th century under the
Hindu ruler Prithviraj Chauhan and the last time was when the British moved
their capital in India to Delhi in 1911, and since has been the capital of India. The New Delhi Trip is a Custom made to meet your needs for the best City Guided Tour and Delhi Food Tour is here to serve on your plates.
To get a sense of the
diverse nature of Delhi, one must visit the city in its entirety. Be it monuments, shopping, places
of worship or even nightclubs, Delhi has it all. Over
the course of two days I, your Delhi Tour Guide will take you across the length and breadth of the
city - soak in the scenery and enjoy the company of Delhiites. Itineraries
will be customized and tailor made as per the convenience of a
traveler(s). Please feel free to drop a message and I will be very happy to
design a suitable tour for you - one full of fun.
While you can and will
be able to customize your itinerary the way you would like it to be, let
me show you what two days on this tour would look like -
Day 1 -
- Visit Delhi's sixth city, Shahjanabad or Old
Delhi. See the majestic Red Fort and the largest mosque in
South Asia - the Jama Masjid. Witness
India's secularism and diversity when you visit the oldest and
significant temples of four different faiths, each one next to the other
- Gauri Shankar Mandir, Gurudwara Shish Ganj, Jain
Temple and Skinner's Church.
- Lunch at the world famous restaurant known as Karims or
indulge in chicken tikka masala at Moti Mahal Delux (the
latter created the dish which people from all over the world enjoy today).
- Move on to Delhi's third city, Ferozabad built
by Feroze Shah Tuglaq in the 14th century and see a Buddhist edict from
the 3rd century BC.
- Our last stop of the includes a visit to Delhi's
seventh city - Lutyens' Delhi where we will see Rashtrapati
Bhawan, India Gate, the Parliament and
the Birla House (where Gandhi was assassinated).
Day 2 -
- Our first stop of the day is at Delhi's 1st City
- Qila Rai Pithora and Qutab Minar Complex.
Get your cameras ready as this UNESCO World Heritage Site makes for some
of the best photo ops in the city. It is also home to an Iron Pillar
considered by many to be a form of good luck.
- We will move onward to Delhi's fourth city - Tuglaqabad built
by Mohammad Bin Tuglaq, and if legends are to be believed then the city is
cursed, and will never allow a human being to ever live there. The legend
goes on to say that the city will only be home to monkeys and donkeys,
both of which can be seen within the complex today.
- We will now make our way to Delhi's second city - Siri
Fort built by Allauiddin Khiji considered by many historians to
be India's Vlad, the Impaler. Frightening as it sound, Khilji did a lot of
good work as well; including the building of a tank which ensured every
citizen had access to drinking water.
- Our last stop of the day is at Delhi's fifth city
- Shergarh (Tiger Fortress, better known as the Old
Fort) and the Humayun's Tomb. While the latter is famous
for being one of two buildings which influenced the architectural style of
the Taj Mahal, the former was home to one of India's wisest rulers, albeit
for a short period of time as he died when gunpowder burst on to his
Fascinating, isn't it? Delhi
is this and so much more to offer.
Restrictions - Some
places of interest, such as the Red Fort, are closed on Mondays, it is best to
plan your tour accordingly. Having said that, there are numerous places of
interest all around Delhi, and we can still have an amazing experience.
Image Courtesy - Self
Owned Images, Suman Doogar and Wikimedia.
Cost of entering the monuments.
Shopping and Personal expenditure.
Lunch and snacks.
I can pick you up from your hotel or your place of residence in Delhi / NCR.
The starting time of the tour depends completely on the tourist. Most monuments in Delhi are open from 9 AM to 5 PM. My personal recommendation is to begin the tour at 9 AM.